Susie and I met Ralf when hitch hiking in Namibia in 2007 and I’ve stayed in touch with him ever since. This summer he came to visit Seattle from Germany and brought his wonderful girlfriend Karolin. They stayed with us and we had fun exploring town! It was really great to have them here and it was super fun to hear about life in Germany, the crazy karnival street party they go to each year, life after moving in together, their recent travels to Alaska, etc. I love having visitors!
We ate dim sum in the International District to introduce Ralf and Karolin to one of our vibrant neighborhoods with our large SE Asian community.
424 7th Ave S Map
Seattle, WA 98104
We also ate Ethiopian food one night to give them a flavor for one of our other large immigrant populations in town.
Ade Abeba Ethiopian Restaurant
2123 East Union Street, Seattle, WA
I took Ralf and Karolin on their first kayaking trip and they were great sports! Very adventurous!
Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club
1303 Northeast Boat Street, Seattle, WA
And we met up with Susie too and hit another local gem: ice cream at Molly Moon’s!
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
917 East Pine Street, Seattle, WA
Me and Ralf goofing off
Karolin and David
Karolin and Ralf
Karolin had seen shows on German TV about Seattle’s famous houseboats so we went kayaking to get an up close view!
Me enjoying the adventure with friends!
Karolin & Ralf in front of the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat. The pic doesn’t do it justice… it’s a pretty blue with gorgeous flowing hanging baskets all over!
The oldest houseboat in Seattle… over 100 years old!